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Renewed Port Zone Revives Old Samba Groups

By Nicole Froio, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Zona Portuária (Port Zone) of Rio has been getting a facelift since 2009, and the changes are starting to shine through now that some old samba groups are coming back to their roots. The blocos (samba group parades) Morro do Pinto, founded in 1972, and Fala Meu Louro, founded in 1938, could be seen back on the streets last Saturday, January 19th.

Organizer of the revival . . .

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